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Old 04-01-2003, 02:56 PM
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I think the 525efi is about the same cost as the hp3 and they have closed cooling also. If I was to rank the motors the way I feel they are it would go 500efi, hp3, 525efi, and the 525efi is going to be easyer and cheaper to hop up later.
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you bring up a good point unlike some out there cost and resale are a consideration. does everyone still like the 525 EFI s ? and are they 502 or 496 blocks ?
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Old 04-01-2003, 04:25 PM
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Excuse my ignorance, but aren't the HP500 and 500EFI 2 diff. motors. I thought the HP was a carb motor.
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Old 04-01-2003, 04:42 PM
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HP500 is carb, same block and internals as HP500EFI, which is just EFI. Both based on 502 block.

I would go with HP525EFI from merc.
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Old 04-01-2003, 06:56 PM
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I have the 496HO, I couldn't afford the upgrade for the 500, but I'm not happy with the 496HO from a power standpoint. If I had it to do over again, I'd get neither, rather have a 540 built for less money than the 500. Go with the 500 if price is not an issue.
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Old 04-01-2003, 07:12 PM
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500 EFIs, though the Vortechs or the 525 EFIs with the ITS system makes a compelling combination.
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Old 04-01-2003, 08:26 PM
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Originally posted by Lou502
does anybody have the GM HP3 525 s if so I would like to hear about them. Sounds like a good choice .
I don't think they are available to the public yet.
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Old 04-01-2003, 08:48 PM
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The closed cooling system and SmartCraft are pretty cool.

And as far as resale, remember the 500EFI cost about twice as much for 75hp Will you really re-coop the difference
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Old 04-01-2003, 09:22 PM
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When I ordered my 33 Outlaw, I went through the same question. The upgrade was a substancial amt. of $ so I went w/ the 496HO's and through in some extra $ for custom paint.
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